Patient Safety Organizations: Expired Listing for Quality Solutions, 8086 [2018-03744]

Download as PDF 8086 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 37 / Friday, February 23, 2018 / Notices the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0293, Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Integrity and Performance of Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements, in all correspondence. Dated: February 20, 2018. David A. Shive, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–03745 Filed 2–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–WY–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Expired Listing for Quality Solutions Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of delisting. AGENCY: The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO’s listing expires. The listing for Quality Solutions has expired and AHRQ has delisted the PSO accordingly. DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on January 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS website: http://www.pso.ahrq.gov/ listed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Hogan, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 06N94B, Rockville, MD 20857; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403–3697; Telephone (local): (301) 427–1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438–7231; TTY (local): (301) 427–1130; Email: pso@ahrq.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 299b–21 to b–26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 73 FR 70732– 70814, establish a framework by which hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers may voluntarily report information to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), on a privileged and confidential basis, for the aggregation and analysis of patient safety events. The Patient Safety Act authorizes the listing of PSOs, which are entities or component organizations whose mission and primary activity are to conduct activities to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery. HHS issued the Patient Safety Rule to implement the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule relating to the listing and operation of PSOs. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO’s listing expires. Section 3.108(d) of the Patient Safety Rule requires AHRQ to provide public notice when it removes an organization from the list of federally approved PSOs. Quality Solutions, PSO number P0165, is a component entity of: Chest Medicine Associates, Coastal Women’s Healthcare, Eyecare Medical Group, Maine Nephrology Associates, New England Cancer Specialists, Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates, Portland Gastroenterology, and Spectrum Medical Group. The PSO chose to let its listing expire by not seeking continued listing. Accordingly, Quality Solutions was delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on January 6, 2018. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO website at http://www.pso.ahrq.gov. Karen J. Migdail, Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2018–03744 Filed 2–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P Background The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Feb 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Administration on Aging Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Public Comment Request; State Annual Long-Term Care Ombudsman Report Known as the National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS) and Instructions (OMB No: 0985–0005) Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging (ACL/AoA) is announcing that the proposed collection of information listed above has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance as required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This 30-day notice collects comments on the information collection requirements related to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (Proposed Extension with Changes of a Currently Approved Collection (ICR Rev)). DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information by March 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information by fax to 202.395.5806, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ACL; by email to OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ACL; or by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, New Executive Office Bldg., 725 17th St. NW, Rm. 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ACL. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Louise Ryan, telephone: (206) 615–2514; email: louise.ryan@acl.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, ACL/ AoA has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance. States provide the following data and narrative information in the report: 1. Numbers and descriptions of cases filed and complaints made on behalf of long-term care facility residents to the statewide ombudsman program; 2. Major issues identified that impact the quality of care and life of long-term care facility residents; 3. Statewide program operations; and 4. Ombudsman activities in addition to complaint investigation. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 37 (Friday, February 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-03744]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Patient Safety Organizations: Expired Listing for Quality 
Solutions

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of delisting.

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SUMMARY: The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the 
Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets 
the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be 
``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the 
requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a 
PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any 
reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. The listing for Quality 
Solutions has expired and AHRQ has delisted the PSO accordingly.

DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing 
and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12:00 
Midnight ET (2400) on January 6, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the 
following HHS website: http://www.pso.ahrq.gov/listed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Hogan, Center for Quality 
Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 06N94B, 
Rockville, MD 20857; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403-3697; Telephone 
(local): (301) 427-1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438-7231; TTY (local): 
(301) 427-1130; Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 
299b-21 to b-26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety 
and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety 
Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 73 FR 
70732-70814, establish a framework by which hospitals, doctors, and 
other health care providers may voluntarily report information to 
Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), on a privileged and confidential 
basis, for the aggregation and analysis of patient safety events.
    The Patient Safety Act authorizes the listing of PSOs, which are 
entities or component organizations whose mission and primary activity 
are to conduct activities to improve patient safety and the quality of 
health care delivery. HHS issued the Patient Safety Rule to implement 
the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient 
Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule relating to the listing and 
operation of PSOs. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ to list as a 
PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory 
requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' if it is found to 
no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient 
Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as 
a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. Section 3.108(d) 
of the Patient Safety Rule requires AHRQ to provide public notice when 
it removes an organization from the list of federally approved PSOs.
    Quality Solutions, PSO number P0165, is a component entity of: 
Chest Medicine Associates, Coastal Women's Healthcare, Eyecare Medical 
Group, Maine Nephrology Associates, New England Cancer Specialists, 
Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates, Portland Gastroenterology, and 
Spectrum Medical Group. The PSO chose to let its listing expire by not 
seeking continued listing. Accordingly, Quality Solutions was delisted 
effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on January 6, 2018.
    More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO website 
at http://www.pso.ahrq.gov.

Karen J. Migdail,
Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2018-03744 Filed 2-22-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4160-90-P